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Your Favorite Bathroom Cleaning Tricks

Upkeep in the bathroom means day-to-day maintenance as well as weekly cleanings.

It's crucial that, for reasons of hygiene and comfort, you stay on top of the schedule in this room. But if you clean regularly, the task will never be insurmountable.

What are your shortcuts for keeping your bathroom sparkling? Share your tips and tricks below.

Comments (8)

  • 16 Jan, 2010

    Please don't hate me...but my trick is to hire someone to keep the bathrooms clean. I'll have you know that I do tackle bigger projects as I am re-caulking one of them this weekend!

  • 8 Aug, 2008

    I got the automatic shower cleaner - so I just have to push a button and the shower gets sprayed every day. My bathroom doesn't have a window, so the air cirulation isn't great and the shower stays pretty humid. A squeegee sounds like a good idea - I might have to try that to keep the shower dry.

  • 8 Aug, 2008

    I use old toothbrushes to scrub away mildew between my floor tiles. I still haven't come across a good solution for the black mold on the ceiling, though. Tips, anyone?

  • 7 Aug, 2008

    I do the same as 1, 2, and 3. Keeping toilet cubes in tank has been my latest--only if you don't have a pet who drinks toilet water, and bestest way to keep the toilet bowl clean for weeks. I still periodically clean with toilet paper around the upper rim. I do not use sponges; I use toilet paper, throw it away, and clean the bowl with a brush if needed.

  • 5 Aug, 2008

    To stay ahead of toliet cleaning, I make sure to keep new toilet cleaning cubes in the tank- helps keep ahead of weekly cleans.

  • 5 Aug, 2008

    I keep an after-shower tile spray in my bathtub. Having it right there means that there is no excuse for not giving my tiles a daily spritz and a weekly scrub.

  • 5 Aug, 2008

    I use a squeegee to keep my shower clean and sparkling.

  • 4 Aug, 2008

    I keep a vinegar solution in a spray bottle in my shower--a few blasts w/ that each morning and I find that I can go much longer without having to do an actual cleaning.